The RNC 2012 attack ad that should have run — but didn’t

The Republican National Committee produced an ad in the latter days of of the Romney/Ryan campaign. The subject was the administration’s lack of response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on our foreign mission in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the loss of four American lives, including that of Amb. Christopher Stevens.

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According to an ABC News account, the ad “ was scrapped at the last minute because of objections from the Romney campaign, which was concerned the ad would distract from Romney’s efforts to focus on the economy.”

The clip itself was based on a Clinton ad that ran during the 2008 Democratic primary when she ran against then-candidate Barack Obama — the famous 3:00 a.m. phone call that went unanswered.

This time the phone call wasn’t a mere prediction — it was a fact.

The following words appear on the screen: “The call came — on September 12, 2012. Security requests denied. Four Americans dead. And an administration whose story is still changing.”

The ad then repeats the point: “The call came.”

It kinda puts everything into perspective, doesn’t it?

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